Prime Minister informs the Parliament that no improvement is observed in the number of airplanes arriving at Mattala.
It is mentioned that although an airport was built, presumptions regarding it have been arrived at disregarding international regulations. The PM declared that these facts were revealed after due discussions with the relevant parties.
MP Vimal Weerawansa inquired about the storage of paddy at Mattala airport. The PM stated in response to that, that the paddy will be stored only in the cargo terminal and that the area used by planes will not be used for storing of paddy.
The PM questions why the former Alliance government parties are against the temporary use of the unused and empty stores for storing local farmers’ paddy harvest.